Same Puzzle, Different Wood & Shape

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 12-01-2015 12:01 PM 1420 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the same puzzle that I described earlier [link] except that the wood and form are different. My brother enjoys puzzles, so I thought I’d make this one for him as well. The wood is probably white oak. I found a chunk of it in my hardwood scrap bin.

I wanted a different shape, so I traced an oval and drew lines dividing it into quarters. I made the central hole just below center and made the cut outs on the sides with a Forstner bit, all before I cut out the shape on the band saw.

I sanded it to the line on the belt sander and rounded the edges with the router. The finish is boiled linseed oil. I test solved it, so I know I did it right.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 04:38 PM

Interesting shape. I love those brain games.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 08:55 PM

I like it!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 03:08 AM

I need to find more different puzzles to make. They’re a very good use for scraps of fancy wood.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 10:53 AM

thanks everyone for putting this in the Daily Top 3!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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